89 SPEC Kit 359: Library Development NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Director of Development, Libraries, Press, and University Archives Alumni Relations and Development Position Title: Director of Development, Libraries, Press, and University Archives Salary Grade: EXS-12 Posted: May 7, 2015 Job ID: 25534 Reports To: Executive Director, Schools and Programs APPLY NOW! Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University is dedicated to advancing the mission of Northwestern University as a premier research and teaching institution. Guided by the University’s strategic priorities, we nurture lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations that result in volunteer engagement and philanthropic support. We seek to employ a diverse range of people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence. Job Summary: The Director of Development is a senior fundraising position with management responsibilities. The Director designs and implements innovative programs to identify prospective major and/or principal gift donors. This position devises and executes plans for a specific region to qualify, cultivate, steward and solicit donors. This role oversees the tracking and management of staff to ensure an emerging prospect pool. The Director builds and adapts programs to a point of sustainability. This individual collaborates with various teams (e.g. NULC, Reunions, Schools/Units) as well as deans and/or faculty and interfaces with campus leadership to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies and prepares for prospect meetings and solicitations. The Director of Development (DoD) will manage the overall fundraising efforts for Northwestern's Libraries, Press, and University Archives. Of critical importance, the DoD will need to partner with the dean to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies and preparing them for prospect meetings and solicitation. Frequent travel is required. Specific Responsibilities: Strategic Planning o Creates and leads a coordinated program of fundraising activities designed to increase the number and level of major and/or principal gifts donors. o Develops and executes strategies to involve campus leaders, alumni, friends, and volunteers to identify and cultivate new individual, corporate, institutional and/or foundation prospects. o Fully comprehends the unit’s overall academic programs and strategies to ensure effective strategy Collaboration o Reviews and proposes strategic alliances, joint ventures and key collaborations with department and other University partners to identify opportunities to integrate University strategic plan goals. o Oversees and coaches team members regarding department collaborations. Prospects and Gifts o Manages staff, provides leadership, determines and evaluates individual goals, develops and implements training and mentoring, and assigns and monitors coverage of primary areas of focus ensuring that goals and objectives are attained.
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